Several alternative funding/financing sources are coming onto the radar. Varying in scope – from small-scale to multi-million-pound investments – these could be viable complements or substitutes to traditional sources.
The first of three roundtables in FoL’s ‘Paying for Public Projects’ programme convened cross-sector experts to discuss the merits and risks of current public sources of funding and financing for delivering regeneration, housing, and local-scale infrastructure schemes.
Built environment practitioners recognise that urban waterways are valuable for wellbeing, local economies, ecology, transport and more. FoL’s roundtable asked what’s missing from current valuation processes and how to embed a more rounded concept of value in waterways-related projects.
Future of London’s Social Value Research Forum invited experts involved in practical social value research and toolkits to showcase their projects and offer insight into future directions for social value.
Incorporating both docks and the Thames, development around the Royal Docks has many opportunities to make use of spaces on or near water. The Royal Docks Team outlined some of their ambitions during a recent field trip.
Our 20 June conference brought together public, private, and third sector organisations with an interest in London’s waterways to share ideas to better manage and benefit from London’s canals, rivers, docks, and wetlands.
There’s boatloads of potential to use the Thames to move more people and goods. We explored options for delivery during a Tower Pier to Tilbury boat trip in June with the Port of London Authority, Port of Tilbury, and Thames Clippers.